Interest in DOC and YAFFS? --> YAFFS bootloading

Kenneth Johansson kenneth.johansson at
Tue Sep 24 13:44:58 EDT 2002

On Tue, 2002-09-24 at 19:14, Marc Singer wrote:
> That's what isn't clear.  I made two filesystems with the same
> contents.  One cramfs and the other ext2.  The ext2 filesystem
> compressed was smaller than the cramfs.  My understanding is that both
> must be uncompressed into a ramfs to be used.  If this is correct,
> then the only comparable consideration is the size of the compressed
> data.

cramfs is a read only filesystem not an archive format like zip or tar
so you do not have to copy the data into another filesystem to use it.
You use cramfs instead of initrd+filesystem.

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